How To Bet on the Miami vs New Orleans NBA Spread

Posted by Aaron . on March 21, 2016 in

On Tuesday night, the New Orleans Pelicans host the Miami Heat in NBA action. The Heat (40-29) are in second place in the Southeast Division and just walloped the Cavaliers, 122-101, on Saturday night. The Pelicans (26-43) are in fifth place in the Southwest Division and just upset the Clippers, 109-105, on Sunday. Find out the updated NBA online spread here.

How To Bet on the Miami Heat vs New Orleans Pelicans NBA Spread

When: Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 8:00 PM ET
Where: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA
TV: FSNO, SUN
Radio: New Orleans Pelicans Radio Network
Live Stream: NBA-Stream.com
NBA Odds: TBA

Why should you bet on the Pelicans?

Given the fact that Anthony Davis is out for the season, there might be a temptation for the Pelicans to pack it in and prepare for the lottery. That didn’t seem to be their impulse on Sunday, though, as they beat the visiting Clippers behind Jrue Holiday’s 22 points. Omer Asik added 15 points and 14 boards, and Dante Cunningham dropped 19 more on the Clippers. The Pelicans led by as many as 14 but held on to win by four. If they can put that same combination of hustle together again with the Heat in town, they could pull off another upset.

Why should you put your money on Miami?

The Heat just made the Cavaliers look bad on Saturday, winning so convincingly that both Dwyane Wade and LeBron James sat out the fourth quarter. Wade put up 24 points in three quarters and became the 41st player in the history of the NBA to post 20,000 points, while rookie Josh Richardson put up 19 more. Goran Dragic and Joe Johnson each added 18, and Hassan Whiteside scored 16 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. The Heat were up by 33 points at one point in the game and won the battle of the boards, 42-26. It was the Cavs’ fifth game in seven nights, but the Heat dominated this game from start to finish and are heating up in the East.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I like the Heat to keep their hot ways going and knock off the Pelicans, who will start to wilt a bit with the loss of Davis. I’m picking the Heat to win, 102-94.